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Quinton is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Quinton comes from St. Quinton, a third century missionary in Gaul. In the religious naming tradition, which was developed later than the vernacular tradition, surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. Parents named their children after particular saints whom they hoped would protect or bless the child.

Quinton Early Origins



The surname Quinton was first found in Essex and Dorset where they held a family seat from very early times. Another branch of the family was found in the parish of Hornby in the North Riding of Yorkshire from ancient times. "Hornby Castle, anciently the seat of the family of St. Quintin, and now belonging to his Grace the Duke of Leeds, is a spacious mansion in different styles of architecture, containing superb apartments, and commanding a fine view of the valley of Bedale." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Another early branch of the family was found at Lowthorp in the East Riding of Yorkshire. At one time an ancient hall there was held by the family but was taken down in 1826. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Quinton Spelling Variations


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Quinton Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Quinton were recorded, including Quinton, Quinten, Quintin, Quintyne, St. Quinton and others.

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Quinton Early History


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Quinton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quinton research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 109 and 1090 are included under the topic Early Quinton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quinton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quinton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Quinton arrived in North America very early:

Quinton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Quinton, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Walter Quinton, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • Mayworth Quinton, who landed in Virginia in 1695

Quinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Quinton, who landed in America in 1810
  • Robert Quinton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815

Quinton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Hugh Quinton U.E. (b. 1741) born in Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • William Quinton, a servant in Battle Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1795 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Quinton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Quinton settled in Open Hall Newfoundland in 1834 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Alexander Quinton, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • William Quinton settled in Keels, Newfoundland, in 1843 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Edward Quinton was an agent of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1854 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Quinton was settled in King's Cove, Newfoundland, in 1871 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quinton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Quinton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quinton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quinton (post 1700)



  • Richard Quinton (1801-1885), American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Keokuk County, 1844
  • Diane R. Quinton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988
  • Alexander Quinton, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1839
  • Brigadier-General Alfred Bixby Jr. Quinton (1890-1968), American Acting Director of Industrial Programs, Department of Defence in 1950
  • James Maurice Quinton (1874-1922), English cricketer
  • Flight Lieutenant John Alan Quinton GC, DFC (1921-1951), English air cadet, posthumously awarded the George Cross
  • Carole Louise Quinton (b. 1936), English three-time silver medalist Olympic athlete
  • Francis William Drummond Quinton (1865-1926), English cricketer
  • Walter "Wally" Quinton (1917-1996), English professional footballer
  • Marshall J. Quinton (1852-1904), professional baseball catcher
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Quinton Historic Events


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Quinton Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. William N. Quinton (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Quinton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quinton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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